Trivial topics, Philosophical perspectives, Deep issues that are beyond mainstream thought...
Thought this recent talk from a sort of “child prodigy” was an interesting viewpoint. As we all get older we seem to gain experience and learn more (for the most part); how does that affect our free-thinking, our way of seeing the world without knowing? At times maybe it is better to see the world without borders.
I just finished a TED talk about Amy Tan. She is an Asian American who is the author of such books as the Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, and The Hundred Secret Senses. She is definitely a woman that has lived with ambiguity. There was a sense of mysticism and complexity of understanding the world that I really liked in her talk. While traveling to China in a lower income rural village she took on the mysticism and Confucian values that was so much stronger than her American values.
Steve Jobs. The constant innovator.
His words from “Pirates of Silicon Valley,” a movie about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates still rings in my ears..
“We’re here to make a dent in the universe otherwise why even be here. We’re creating a completely new consciousness like an artist or a poet”
A recent article from Times magazine shows glimpses of that attitude. The Ipad was created without focus groups or even a market research agenda. An MBA nightmare...